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March 17, 2008

Showing George Clooney "2 Girls, 1 Cup"

George Clooney Views “2 Girls 1 Cup” - ErosBlog: The Sex Blog

At this point, I make a segue that seemed relevant at the time but in retrospect was probably a very bad idea. “You know,” I tell him, “I asked the guy who does the Esquire Web site what I should show George Clooney, and he said, ‘Show him 2 Girls 1 Cup.’ ”

“What’s that?”

“It’s the most disturbing video in the history of videos.”

“Show it to me.”

“Really? I don’t know.”

“I can take it,” Clooney says. “I’m a grown-up. We’re all grown-ups.”

“It’s scarring. It’ll scar you forever.”

“Is it long?” he asks.

“No,” I tell him, “but it’s so disturbing. I saw it once and can never get it out of my mind. I can’t watch it again.”

“I want to see it.”

Well, he asked. After a bit of searching, I find the link. I click it.

After several seconds: “It’s not so bad,” he says.

Three seconds later: “Oh.”

Another two seconds: “Oh, my GOD! Oh, my God!! Oh, my God!”

Clooney puts his hand over his mouth like he’s going to throw up. He bolts from his chair and walks out of the room.

Clooney’s longtime PR guy, Stan Rosenfield, wants to know what the fuss is about. Clooney tells him he just watched the most repulsive video he’s ever seen. Rosenfield wants to see it.

“I want to go at least one second more than George.”

“I’ve got to watch Stan watch it,” Clooney says, recomposing himself. “It’s like the rodeo — see how long you can last.”

Rosenfield lasts three full seconds before walking out.

Clooney, having regarded himself all morning, now just watches, doubled over with laughter.

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The Chemical Breakdown of the Chicago River Greenness

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March 15, 2008

Same crime, different justice

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UCLA Medical Center is taking steps to fire at least 13 employees and has suspended at least six others for snooping in the confidential medical records of pop star Britney Spears during her recent hospitalization in its psychiatric unit, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.

In addition, six physicians face discipline for peeking at her computerized records, the person said.

Staff gets fired but doctors keep their jobs... for the same offense.

March 14, 2008

UN Peacekeepers were eaten by Charles Taylor's Liberian Death Squad

Warren Ellis -- Ordered To Eat The Enemy

The head of Charles Taylor’s Liberian death squad is testifying at the Hague right now that African peacekeepers and even United Nations personnel were killed and eaten on the battlefield:

"Did Charles Taylor order you to eat people?" Griffith asked.

"Yes, to set an example for the people to be afraid," Marzah replied. He appeared unfazed by Griffith’s blunt queries, and responded in matter-of-fact tones to such questions as "How do you prepare a human being for the pot?"

Marzah then described the splitting, cleaning, decapitating and cooking of the corpse with salt and pepper. "We throw your head away," he said…

"Which ones taste best?" Griffith asked. "There was no alternative but to do it your own way," Marzah replied. Enemies, he was told, "are no longer human beings."

March 12, 2008

America the third world country

U.S. Health Care Gets Boost From Charity, "60 Minutes": Remote Area Medical Finds It's Needed In America To Plug Health Insurance Gap - CBS News

In a matter of hours, Remote Area Medical set up its massive clinic, for a weekend, in an exhibit hall in Knoxville, Tenn. Tools for dentists were laid out by the yard, optometrists prepared to make hundreds of pairs of glasses, general medical doctors set up for whatever might come though the door. Nearly everything is donated, and everyone is a volunteer. The care is free. But no one could say how many patients might show up.

The first clue came a little before midnight. Stan Brock, the founder of Remote Area Medical, opened the gate outside. The clinic wouldn't open for seven hours, but people in pain didn't want to chance being left out. State guardsmen came in for crowd control. They handed out what would become precious slips of paper - numbered tickets to board what amounted to a medical lifeboat.

. . .

Brock says he was surprised at the number of people who came when he set up the first "expedition" in the U.S. "And the numbers are getting higher. And I don't know if it's because we're getting better known, or that the healthcare in this country is getting worse," he told Pelley.

On Saturday at 6 a.m. they entered by the numbers. Inside, 276 volunteers from 11 states were waiting.